20 Things I'm Glad I Gave a Second Chance

  1. Eggs
    Who knew that eating something high in cholesterol doesn't mean you get high cholesterol from eating it?
  2. Sushi
  3. A gym membership
  4. My son's neurosurgeons
    When my son's first operation didn't take, the same surgeons convinced us they could go back in and finish the job. We let them. They did. He's fine.
  5. Comfortable work shoes
  6. Me
  7. True Detective, Season 1
    I know I'm not alone.
  8. Mexican food
  9. Glasses
    Well, it's not like I had a choice.
  10. Owning cats
  11. Christmas
    As a kid I only knew it as "their holiday."
  12. Stand-up comedy
    Once is a dare. Twice is a decision. That was good enough for me.
  13. Indian Food
  14. Barack Obama
    By that, I mean a second term.
  15. Instagram
  16. Fruit
  17. Marriage
  18. Elvis Costello
    "Painted from Memory" did the trick.
  19. Beer
  20. California.
    Not Los Angeles. California.